Pathways to Opportunity

Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years. With a recent expansion to cover both Epping and Harlow.

Our approach to supporting survivors of this devastating crime is holistic; assisting the survivor to address their immediate safety needs whilst setting them on a pathway to recovery from their traumatic experiences; more positive outcomes in their lives and the lives of their children; and a sustained exit from domestic abuse.

Changing Pathways continually seeks new ways to advocate for those who are currently or have previously experienced domestic abuse, inter-personal violence and stalking and harassment. We are involved in campaigning work and as an affiliated member of national Women’s Aid Federation of England, we work to the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards.

Changing Pathways is committed to breaking the cycle and impact of domestic abuse, and as such, we will only accept applications from candidates who share our vision and have a feminist perspective to eliminate the unequal positioning of those experiencing domestic abuse.

Available positions:

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) – Full Time

We are seeking highly motivated and driven individuals who will be responsible for delivering high quality and responsive support to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those highest at risk by assisting them to access services to support and help keep them safe.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working within the voluntary or public sector with excellent knowledge of charity finances. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to Changing Pathways values:

  • Empower
  • Educate
  • Respect and dignity
  • Collaborate

Reports to: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Team Leader

Areas Covered: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Epping, Harlow, Rochford, and Thurrock.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week to be worked in split shifts covering between 08:00 and 18:00, plus an on-call duty rota.

Salary: £21,962 – £24,313

Benefits include 25 days’ holiday per annum, training opportunities and a work place pension.

To apply please complete the application form, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role and send to paula.brown@changingpathways.org

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Paula Brown on 01268 729 707

 

Domestic Abuse Practitioner – Full Time

We are seeking highly motivated and driven individuals who will be responsible for delivering high quality and responsive support to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those of medium and standard risk by assisting them to access services to support and help keep them safe.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working within the voluntary or public sector with excellent knowledge of charity finances. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to Changing Pathways values:

  • Empower
  • Educate
  • Respect and dignity
  • Collaborate

Reports to: Programmes Manager

Areas Covered: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Epping, Harlow, Rochford, and Thurrock.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week to be worked in split shifts covering between 08:00 and 18:00, plus an on-call duty rota.

Salary: £21,962 – £22,911

Benefits include 25 days’ holiday per annum, training opportunities and a work place pension.

To apply please complete the application form, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role and send to paula.brown@changingpathways.org

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Paula Brown on 01268 729 707

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

‘A copy of this document is also available electronically at www.changingpathways.org

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email welcome@changingpathways.org

 

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Job Description 

Domestic Abuse Practitioner Job Description 

Organisational Information for Applicants

DBS Policy Statement

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

Completing the Application Form Guidance

Applicant Equality and Diversity Form

Application Form